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Proposed changes to PRRT system from 1 July 2019

Back in June 2017 we examined the final report of the Government’s review of the design and operation of the Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (PRRT) (the Callaghan Review). Following the Government’s...

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Approvals for CSG water treatment facilities in NSW

On 14 March 2017, the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of NSW gave its decision in People for the Plains Incorporated v Santos NSW (Eastern) Pty Ltd [2017] NSWCA 46 (Case). The Case considered...

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New rules for the apportionment of petroleum recovered from pools straddling Commonwealth and State

Recent amendments to legislation aim to improve functionality regarding entering into petroleum agreements, even if relevant geological information is not fully known.

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East Coast Gas Market Reform Package

COAG Energy Council's Gas Market Reform Package adopts many of the recommendations for east coast gas market reform made by the AEMC and the ACCC earlier this year.

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Resource management regulations to strengthen WA’s petroleum & geothermal resource regulatory regime

Two new pieces of legislation are expected to commence operation later this year, and are hoped to improve the oil & gas industry.

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East coast Australian gas market reviews

Are east coast gas markets fit for purpose? Are they competitive? A closer look at the case for change.

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Interesting outcomes from the WAGN tribunal decision

The Australian Competition Tribunal recently published its decision in respect of WA Gas Networks Pty Ltd’s (ATCO) review of the ERA’s revised access arrangement for the mid‑west and south‑west gas...

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Australia's carbon pricing mechanism

The Australian Government's Climate Change Plan will offer assistance for businesses including free allocation of permits to emissions-intensive, trade-exposed industries.

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Overview of the Short Term Trading Market (STTM)

Entities taking part in the STTM should consider whether their exposure to the gas price justifies entry into derivatives and if so whether they will need to obtain an Australian Financial Services...

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